Arabella Fashion Studio


One of the most exciting aspects of shopping for clothes is the hunt. You know what I mean – searching the racks for that special treasure, preferably something unique that no one else will have in their closet. Another excitement is shopping for stylish and unusual, scoring a great bargain, and finding accessories alongside all […]



Shop Local Port Moody


Port Moody Shop Local

We’ve tasted the 100-mile diet. We’re cutting down on big box spending. We’re looking at shopping locally to support businesses in our community. And now businesses in Port Moody are giving us even more incentive to take the message a step further with a Super Local Shoppers Program. Do you have what it takes to […]



Get your Kids Involved with Arts at Michaels


Saturday and Sunday can be two of the most fun days or two of the most dreaded days for parents. It all depends on how well you plan ahead. And the weather. Really, it’s mostly the weather. If you have procrastinated on signing your kids up for fun and exciting activities every day for the […]



Kick off Your Holiday Shopping Tonight at Unwrapped


Coquitlam Centre Unwrapped 2013

When it comes to local holiday shopping events, few can top Coquitlam Centre’s Unwrapped. The 5th annual evening of charitable shopping takes place at the mall tonight, from 7:00-10:30pm. While the rest of the mall is closed attendees enjoy special offers, discounts, and ‘glam’ stations. There are also festive tunes and entertainment, and the chance […]



Tri-Cities Holiday Craft Fairs and Art Shows 2013


Christmas Craft Fairs 2013 Coquitlam Port Moody Port Coquitlam

Okay, okay. We realize that Remembrance Day is still a few days away. We don’t want to be disrespectful by rushing past it to the next thing. However, craft fair season has arrived in the Tri-Cities. If you’re a lover of all things handmade, or you want to get an early start on your shopping, […]



Back to School in the Tri-Cities: Creative Children


Creative Children School Supplies Port Moody

If you have school-age children and you live in the Tri-Cities, you have likely heard of Creative Children. If not, you’ll want to check them out, because their warehouse just across from Rocky Point Park in Port Moody is one of the best places to shop for school supplies, art supplies and educational supplies in […]



Las Americas Market: Latin Food in Port Moody


Las Americas Market has been open for about two years on St. John’s Street in Port Moody just west of Ioco Road but I only just noticed it the other week. I have passed that spot numerous times as I make my way around the Tri-Cities but spotted Las Americas this time and decided to […]



(Not So) Secret Cycles


Secret Cycles exterior

Observant residents will have noticed a new outdoor store in town. Secret Cycles has moved from its oh-so-secret location tucked away off Barnet Highway in Coquitlam to a brand new, highly visible store in Port Moody on St. John’s Street, just in time for the start of cycling season. Canny commuters and weekend warriors will […]



Soccer, Soccer and More Soccer


As the name suggests, Soccer Express is all about soccer. That is immediately clear from the huge storefront graphics to amazing amount of square footage dedicated to ‘the beautiful game’. Upon opening the front door of the Soccer Express retail location it is immediately clear that these guys are really into soccer and after 25 […]



Bayshore Floral and Gift Gallery


Bayshore Floral Port Moody

In the heart of Suter Brook Village you’ll find a small shop. The sign at the top isn’t flashy, and to the naked eye it may seem like it’s not worth venturing inside. If you do decide to stop in, though, you’ll find something that surpasses your expectations. When you enter the store, you open […]

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